Life Inside Your Child’s Gut

Bacteria are critical for human survival, living both within and on your body. It may sound unappealing, but having the right types of bacteria in the right balance can help your body function optimally. For every one human cell in your body, there are ten bacterial cells; this means you are about 1% human and 99% bacteria! There are billions of different types of bacteria in your body, all playing different roles to keep your health in check. When these bacteria are out of balance, it can make you susceptible to digestive symptoms and conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); as well as having an impact on immunity, allergies, metabolism, and skin health. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can have positive effects on health. The right probiotic can bring your body back into balance.


Benefits of a Good Probiotic

The average Western diet is not optimal to keep your bacteria in balance. You need a good balance of beneficial bacteria to keep your immune and digestive systems healthy, as well as playing a role in many other functions in your body. In order to achieve and maintain this healthy balance, use a good quality, high potency probiotic supplement. As different strains of probiotics have different actions in the body, it is crucial to use a strain that is specific for your individual needs. The right strain will help your body to replenish and grow your own unique strains of bacteria that only you have. Some strains of probiotics have the ability to influence your digestive flora for a more harmonious balance.


Probiotics for a Range of Health Conditions

Scientific studies support the therapeutic use of specific strains of probiotics for different conditions. For the best results, it is important to use the right strain to match your health concerns. Your Practitioner may prescribe the following probiotics:


Lactobacillus acidophilus 

These strains are suitable as an everyday probiotic to help maintain healthy gastrointestinal function, and restore healthy gut flora, especially after a course of antibiotics.


Lactobacillus rhamnosus

A restorative strain, beneficial for food allergies and eczema.


Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii) 

A protective strain suitable for the prevention and treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea.


Lactobacillus plantarum

An anti-inflammatory strain to reduce the symptoms of IBS and inflammatory bowel disease.


Bifidobacterium lactis 

These strains may reduce the symptoms and incidence of colds and flus by boosting immune system function.


Getting it Right

There are many different probiotic supplements available today; your Practitioner can help select a quality probiotic supplement just for you. Probiotic drinks, yoghurts, and even probiotic lollies may not contain beneficial bacteria at a therapeutic dose, and nor do they provide specific probiotic strains to target your individual health needs. A Practitioner prescribed probiotic will provide high strength, therapeutic doses of bacteria that will be beneficial in managing your health.

  • Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

    Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

    • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
    • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
    • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
    • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
    • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
    • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
    • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
    • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
    • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
    • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
    • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
    • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

    What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

    During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

    Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

    Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

    Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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    • ✅Poor Immunity
    • ✅Poor Focus & Concentration
    • ✅ Behavioural Problems
    • ✅ ADHD
    • ✅ Depression
    • ✅ Anxiety
    • ✅ Food Allergies
    • ✅ Food Intolerances
    • ✅ Constipation
    • ✅ Diarrhoea
    • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • ✅ Tummy Pain
    • ✅ Eczema
    • ✅ Asthma
    • ✅ Obesity
    • ✅ Auto-Immune Disease
    • ✅ Recurring Infections
    • ✅ Fussy Eaters
    • ✅ Sleep Issues
    • ✅ Plus many more…

    Online Learning | Children’s Health | Children’s Nutritionist

    Would you like a consultation with me at a fraction of the cost? My online learning classes are jam packed with more advice than I provide in a face-to-face appointment. It’s evidence-based naturopathic wisdom coupled with the latest scientific research on kids health I’ve successfully shared with clients over my 20+ year career.

    I’ve also included cheatsheets, checklists, nourishing recipes and 25 page book of class notes.

    You will learn:

    • ✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
    • ✅. Supporting immune function to help support allergic conditions.
    • ✅. Support optimal brain function.
    • ✅. Healthy Eating Plan – including portion size for each age-group.
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